At its core, the coquette aesthetic is all about accessories and adornments. From bow stacking to balletcore, this season’s viral fashion trends would be nothing without hair bows, leg warmers, frilly socks, lace trims, and the like. As a result, it’s easy to adopt the coquette aesthetic without much commitment or closet space. Proof: these 24 coquette fashion finds on Amazon that willl transform your winter and spring outfits from simple to sartorially savvy.
When it comes to coquette outfits, there’s no such thing as too many bows, ruffles, and ribbons, a point proven by notoriously coquettish fashion designers like Simone Rocha, Sandy Liang, and Shushu/Tong. Though the coquette aesthetic’s influences are vast—ranging from Japanese kawaii culture to Degas paintings, Marie Antoinette, and the Regency period—they all share a youthful hyper-femininity and fondness for bows, pastel colors, and sheer white fabrics. While Coco Chanel once said to “look in the mirror and remove one accessory” before you leave the house, the Gen Z TikTokers behind the trend’s 1.3 billion views say to add another.
The key to successful bow stacking is to avoid overthinking. With the rate at which TikTok fashion trends come and go, bows will be dethroned before we know it. But who says you can’t have a little fun while the coquette aesthetic is still around? After all, earlier trends like Bridgertoncore and the Y2K craze suggest that many of these coquette fashion finds will carry over to 2024’s next trending aesthetic.